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Options for Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s life. The first step to getting help is acknowledging your addiction. Once you’ve recognized that you have an issue with substance abuse, the next step is to find a treatment program that can help you recover from your addiction, restore your health, and improve your overall well-being.

Addiction treatment programs come in a variety of settings, utilizing a combination of behavioral and pharmacological approaches.

The three main types of treatment programs include drug and alcohol detoxification, plus inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

People with moderate to severe forms of addiction often enter a detoxification program prior to transitioning into rehab. Detox can help you safely withdraw from drugs or alcohol until they are completely out of your system. In some cases, detoxing from certain drugs will require you to receive medication-assisted therapy in order to help ease your withdrawal symptoms. You will be closely monitored by a doctor during detox. Medicines will be tapered down until you are no longer dependent.

In-Patient Rehab

Inpatient rehab centers are structured treatment programs specially designed to help you overcome your addiction. During inpatient rehab, you will reside in a substance-free facility and will receive around-the-clock care. Your treatment will include both medical and psychological support. If you’re battling a chronic addiction, and/or if you suffer from a mental or behavioral disorder, inpatient rehab may be the best option for you.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehabilitation is another form of comprehensive care for your addiction. These programs offer similar treatments and therapies as inpatient rehabilitation; however, outpatient rehab allows you to live at home during your recovery. Outpatient rehab is a good option for patients who need to continue working or caring for their families while receiving treatment. Keep in mind that since you are not staying in a residential facility during this treatment, you may be at a greater risk of encountering triggers that may challenge your sobriety. Therefore, outpatient facilities are best suited for people with milder forms of addiction and people with a great deal of self-discipline.

Which Treatment Option is Right for Me?

Choosing a treatment option is a personal choice between you, your doctor, and your family. When it comes to addiction recovery, it is not one-size-fits-all. The option you choose will depend on the type and severity of your addiction, how long you’ve been addicted, and how much support you need during the process. You and your doctor can determine if you need medication to help you detox and which type of treatment is best for you.

Follow-Up Support

After you receive treatment, it is highly recommended that you continue to reinforce the lessons and coping strategies you learned in rehab by attending support groups and therapy. It is also recommended that family members who may have been affected by your addiction also get support.

How to Get Help

Addiction is a disease – and diseases need to be accurately diagnosed and treated. If you’re ready to get help once and for all, visit a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment. Recovery is not an easy process. However, with determination and the proper resources, you can achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. After all, you deserve the best treatment possible so you can conquer your addiction and live a happy and healthy life.

At Lynx Healthcare, we have addiction medicine specialists who provide comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment designed to free you from substance abuse, as well as treat any resulting medical complications or conditions. We provide customized treatment plans to fit your unique needs. To make an appointment at one of our Lynx Healthcare clinics in Oregon, Yakima, Tri-Cities, or Goldendale, call us at (509) 591-0070 or request an appointment online.

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